Chiefs Running Back has Torn PCL, Likely Will Miss Entire Season

Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware is tackled by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Terence Garvin during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Friday Aug. 25 2017 in Seattle. Ware left the field with an injury after the play

Chiefs expect Spencer Ware to miss the season with knee injury

Running back Spencer Ware will likely require season-ending surgery to fix a torn posterior cruciate ligament and damage to the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, trainer Rick Burkholder said Sunday. Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder announced the diagnosis on Sunday. As a result, fellow Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt will be the team's starter going forward.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Saturday the issue could keep him out anywhere from two to eight weeks, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. He damaged those and, at this point in time, our medical staff believes he needs season-ending surgery to correct that problem.

Ware will try to get a second opinion but his chances of playing in 2017 aren't looking good.

The news means Ware and Edelman probably both suffered season-ending right knee injuries last Friday.

Ware was Kansas City's leading rusher in 2016, racking up 921 yards, plus another 447 in receiving yardage. Hunt, the team's third-round pick out of Toledo, likely still will split reps with backup Charcandrick West.

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